To the attention of interested persons
According to Scientific Council Decision (SCD) of the National Medicines Agency No. 7 of 23 March 2010 on approval of the switch of classification for supply of metamizole-containing medicinal products, from over the counter release to release on medical prescription to remain in the pharmacy, all such medicinal products will be released in accordance with NMA SCD, starting with 1 April 2011.
It should be emphasised that this measure only refers to the release on medical prescription retained in the pharmacy, for all metamizole-containing medicinal products, and not to the change of the legal deadline for implementation of the respective authorisation (MA), as stipulated in Order of the Minister of Health No. 279/2005. This measure also applies to all batches manufactured prior to this Decision, which can continue on the market in packages compliant with procedures issued before change of the respective MA.